This article is about the original A569 near Widnes.
For the current A569, the former A570 south of St Helens, see A569
The now-unclassified former A569 north of Widnes
One of the shortest three-digit A-roads in the country, the number A569 was given to the road cutting off the corner between the A568 and A57 on the main road between Widnes and Prescot.
It was severed with the building of the M62, but was diverted to meet it. It was then partly built over with the A557 Widnes Bypass in the 1990s and has been declassified. Indeed, the road has been closed to vehicular traffic, with the exception of the two ends which are residential, and is no more than a metalled farm track.